Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 28, 2009
    Gary from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be in WDW late September. We are a family of six, including four children, ages 6, 4, 2, 2. We have reservations at POR. I am concerned with the size of the room and sleeping arrangements. Do you think we should upgrade to a deluxe resort?

    Gary:

    When we stayed at Port Orleans: Riverside we took three of our four children who were then 10, 8, and 6.  I didn't feel cramped with five, but we were not in the room except to sleep and to enjoy two afternoons for naps.  The trundle was adequate.

    I don't think the trundle will be adequate, however, to sleep two, which means adding a pack 'n' play--and it would probably block the door.  In my opinion, I would consider upgrading to the family suites at All-Star Music.  You can offset the cost--which is not as much as you think--by making a few meals in your kitchenette with its microwave and mini-fridge PLUS you have the bedroom to shut off for naps (and you'll have TWO bathrooms for all of those baths at the end of the day!).

    The family suites are pretty popular, so you might also want to look into a cabin at Fort Wilderness, but it's considerably more expensive.  But like Port Orleans, it has a boat, not to mention a fabulous newly-renovated pool and the free Chip 'n' Dale campfire sing-a-long.

    Any of the deluxe resorts would have more room the POR, and the most economical would probably be Animal Kingdom Lodge. 

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
    Whitney
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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